HAFLONG, Nov 6: Expressing dismay over poor state of implementation of memorandum of settlement (MoS), disbanded Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) Wednesday said he would resume his fight for a separate homeland for Dimasas- “Dima Razi”
This was decided in a meeting of Halali Progressive Society (HPS) here on Wednesday. The HPs was constituted after homecoming of DHD militants to the mainstream after signing of MoS on October 8, 2012.
The meeting discussed on the cores issues of former DHD activists and expressed strong resentment over non-implementation of the clauses of MoS by Union government even after eight years of its signing.
“The Halali Progressive Society has decided to launch democratic movement for the cause of separate “Dima Razi” or Dima land State within the country under the strong historical background of the erstwhile ‘Kachari Kingdom’ which also known as ‘Hiramba’ kingdom”, former DHD chairman Dilip Nunisa told reporters here.
Nunisa said the meeting also urged the Centre, state and local self-government in North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) to take up serious steps for as resettlement, rehabilitation of the former DHD members as well as implementation of MoS.
The meeting also opposed the proposal for setting up of Bamboo Park in Manderdisa under special package (9.3) which is nothing but wastage of money and time. The meeting demanded for construction of cultural complex in the line of Shilpagram in Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati for all communities at Maibang.
“Bamboo project is contrary for the clauses of MoS. This decision was taken by the NCHAC without consent of the key stakeholders”, Nunisa said.
Nunisa said no step has been taken by the government for formation Barman-Hojai Development Council to develop language and culture of Dimasa community living outside Dima Hasao.
The meeting also demanded withdrawal of cases against former DHD members as they have been continually harassed by the police and security forces in connection with insurgency-related cases.